Aviation IT Giant SITA Breached in Extensive Supply Chain Attack; Frequent Flier Programs of Major Airlines Compromised
SITA, which handles a variety of digital services for about 90% of the world’s airlines, issued a statement indicating that it experienced a “serious” and “highly sophisticated” data breach on February 24. The incident is shaping up to be a very large example of a supply chain attack, with a number of major airlines reporting that their frequent flyer programs were compromised as a result of the breach.
CPO Magazine tapped K2’s VP of Marketing for commentary:
Timothy Chiu, Vice President of Marketing for K2 Cyber Security, suggests that compliance with established security frameworks is one of the first things to look at: “Making sure your organization only shares the essential data needed, and verifying that your partners and suppliers are implementing and following a security framework, like the one outlined by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in SP800-53, is as important as making sure your own organization is secure…